After another hearty breakfast at Eat at Pat’s we headed for the boardwalk at cemetery point. The boardwalk stretches out over the marsh and then alongside the bayou until it reaches a point of land with beautiful views all around. While standing quite still trying to take photos of the nearly herons I must have tricked the hermit crabs into thinking that I wasn’t there because when I looked down I was surrounded by dozens of them scurrying about.
After that we headed further afield (10 miles down the road) to the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. A place so laid back that the information station was unmanned. We took the pamphlets we needed checked the maps and were off for our hike.
The River Trail led us through the woods to a boardwalk that in turn led to the Suwannee River. Yep – that Suwannee River – you can start humming the tune any time. We are having great difficulty getting it out of our heads today. As we stood at the overlook gazing out over Suwannee, Harry noted that it was nice that we were able to be here. We feel very lucky at moments like this, being able to still enjoy each other’s company and to be in such wonderful places. The return loop led us to another boardwalk through a lush cedar swamp.
Once back in town Harry went off to sketch a bit while I wandered through the shops and sat for a long time at the Town Park just gazing at the scene. Speaking of gazing - for the first time in a very long time I just sat for a half hour and watched the sunset. Yes indeed, we are lucky.
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